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The Cybertraps Podcast


Oct 14, 2021

As current VP at Drip7, a microlearning platform for Cybersecurity education, Tara Anderson has been instrumental in increasing the revenue of some of the largest and most prestigious corporations in the world while mitigating cyber and compliance risk. Passionate about risk management, cyber security, behavior design, and education; Snapshots of her contributions can be found on IBMTV ‘World Edition’; Cyber Talk with Rex Lee and Merle Garrison; KUTV Channel 4 (Utah), KSL News Radio, and more.

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Positioning: school IT systems collect and manage sensitive data about students, about their parents, guardians, and families, about educators and other school staff, and about school district operations. In some cases, these IT systems are locally hosted on school district premises or in shared hosting arrangements with other local government entities; increasingly, they are hosted by an ecosystem of vendors ‘in the cloud’ on systems accessible by any internet-connected device. While there are myriad benefits to the adoption and use of IT systems by school districts—and to the collection and sharing of education-related data with trusted partners—it is important we acknowledge that any adoption of technology also introduces cybersecurity risk.

  • 145 data breach incidents involving public schools (representing 36 percent of all incidents disclosed during 2020).
  • Why have cyber threats to schools escalated?
  • What types of information/data are cyber criminals after?
  • Not making learning punitive
  • Within the context of the school, does gamification raise the potential for cyberbullying?
  • Don’t want learning to be punitive.
  • If I felt judged or looked at, things were harder.
  • How microlearning helps us learn.
  • Varying the way it is delivered.
  • Awake, bathroom, coffee, dog,
  • attention span is decreasing.
  • Brain starts forgetting critical things because of what we are stuffing in it.
  • App headway
  • With all the information out there in this digital age, there seems to be many training opportunities that come along with it; What are the challenges?
  • “You will lose it if you don’t use it.” But since  our brains can only hold a limited amount of  information (1,000 - 2.5 million gigabytes),  how do we keep every bit of information that  we want to remember?
  • How many different learning types have been identified?
  • How can we meet the training needs of these students?
  • As cybersecurity isn’t the most exciting topic; How can we make learning more fun and interesting?
  • There’s a lot of buzz around microlearning in education. Why is this form of training delivery becoming so popular?
  • As security awareness is an important part of a preventative plan. How would you incorporate the training to encourage the most adoption?
  • What do you think is the biggest hurdle for schools in changing their culture toward one that prioritizes cybersecurity?